Aerospace and Defence
Morson are the UK's No.1 aerospace recruiter, supplying the aerospace and defence industry for 50 years.
We currently have over 7,000 blue and white contractors on assignment across the globe.
We pride ourselves on our involvement with some of the world’s most prominent aerospace and defence organisations, having developed good working relationships with companies that are running many of the most exciting aerospace projects the industry has to offer.
In such a diverse industry, aviation and aerospace jobs can take candidates down a wide range of career paths, both internationally and here in the UK. With aerospace jobs required in both military and civilian aviation projects, this dynamic sector regularly throws up a whole host of new opportunities for those interested in working in the industry. Candidates can find opportunities from aviation quality and inspection jobs to aeronautical engineering.
Our aerospace and defence recruitment teams are divided into five specialist sectors - systems and software, design and analysis, manufacturing and production, MRO, and professional services. Dividing our recruitment teams in this way helps us cater for individuals and organisations looking to fill specialist aerospace jobs. Our specialist recruitment teams have a proven track record of being able to locate and successfully place talent across the full lifecycle of aviation and aerospace projects, from the initial design, test and validation stages through to the manufacturing, production and delivery phases. From our extensive candidate talent pool, we are able to source personnel who have vast skill sets, enabling us to recruit individuals that can support the components of each technical area across land, sea and air platforms.
Our dedicated Systems and Software division continues to develop and grow as the demand and requirements for specialist personnel increases. Our team have experience placing systems and software engineering candidates across all areas of the aerospace and defence sector, from complex missile systems contracts to the integration of sophisticated avionics systems in aircraft and helicopters.
The specialist recruitment consultants that make up our aerospace design team are experts in their field. We’ve got experience sourcing and supplying exceptional individuals for niche disciplines in projects both in the UK and around the world. We work with some of the world’s most prominent and exciting aerospace and defence organisations, who are always on the lookout for candidates of exceptional quality to fulfil challenging new roles.
We have full capability in blue and white-collar skills, able to supply personnel globally. With 40 years as the UK's leading recruitment supplier, our core disciplines range from manufacturing engineers to jig and tool designers.
We provide resources and line maintenance support from 'A checks' through to 'D checks', service bulletins and engine changes. Other support activities include: process management, fuel tank repair, AOG teams, training and apprenticeships. We work with Airbus and Boeing fleets, military fixed-wing and rotary aircraft with over 3000 personnel on assignment. In 2018 Morson expanded our MRO capabilities by gaining EASA Part 145 approvals on Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft. Our MRO activities are an exciting new part of the business that is growing fast. Morson’s line stations have full tooling provision and utilise the latest and greatest equipment in the business. This includes mobile iPads with Morson’s proprietary aircraft maintenance system “MAES.mobile”.
Our professional services recruitment team completes our 'one stop shop' offering of aerospace recruitment services. We recruit for finance, HR, procurement and business change verticals and have 750 white-collar contractors on client sites.
We spoke to Senior Systems Engineer at Thales, Estel Dandridge, who took us through the project and her career...
An opportunity has arisen for Logistics Receiving Inspectors to join the team with our prestigious client Job Purpose Responsible for the verification of incoming product characteristics, traceability data, batch documentation and other quality records, utilising a range of inspection techniques and methods including, but not limited to visual, mechanicals, automated, contact and non-contact. This responsibility will be discharged under the authority delegated by quality. Key Accounbilities Demonstrating a safety-first mind-set and ensuring that the Business Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are followed. Responsible for performing inspection processes as described by receiving work instructions and/or other directions defined by the site Quality System Preparation of Tags for Escapes found at receiving and communicate with Suppliers as necessary Support Scrum process on Supplier Tags and escapes found at Operations and/or customers. Responsible for performing first article inspections in line with site operating policies, procedures and work instructions defined by the site Quality System Analyse and communicate supplier quality performance and identify improvement areas. Responsible for execution of customer and regulatory delegated inspection processes as authorised by those parties. Responsible for maintaining those delegated authorities once granted. Support root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate non-conformances including supplier audits where appropriate Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers Support continuous improvement of production and inspection processes by implementing Lean initiatives. Essential Experience in inspection methods and techniques and following relevant work instructions. Experience in an Aerospace operating environment. Working knowledge of LEAN processes and practices. Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.
DevOps Engineer 6 months initially 90% Remote (10% onsite in Reading) £500pd outside IR35 SC Cleared Due to the urgent nature of the role candidates must have valid and transferable SC security clearance. Primary Purpose of the Role: An opportunity for a highly self-motivated software DevOps Engineer who wants to gain experience within a stimulating and rewarding environment. Initially for a 6 months period. We are looking for a high achiever in computing or a computing related subjects with a broad understanding and background in various aspects of Software DevOps. This will include administration on both Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, configuration of a variety of services and assisting the Software Engineering community in resolving their issues with these services. The role also requires effective communication with the company Information Services team to resolve issues. Principal Relationships: - Daily contact with software engineers, software IVV team, company IS/IT support team, plus security and other engineering disciplines, is normal. Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Tasks: - Be able to use and carry out basic administration on Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) This will include configuration of services, firewall, NTP and Active directory - With regard to Windows, understanding of the command line, as well as batch scripts and powershell - With regard to RHEL, understanding of shell scripts (bourne, bash, csh), and the ability to use a text editor on the command line. - For assisting users, knowledge of languages such as C, C++, Java, Matlab and C# would be useful. - The ability to administer a number of applications using both the front and back ends. These applications will include Jenkins, JIRA, bitbucket/git, SVN, klocwork. SonarQube, confluence, Crucible/fisheye, Palamida, Sonatype Nexus and flexlm. - User permission administration of these application, together with knowledge of the underlying philosophies of these tools and how to use the tool as a user. - Administration of the Matlab distributed computing platform - Be able to interact with users to determine their issues and to assist in resolving those issues - Be self-motivated, and to be able to analyse issues to determine their resolution in an efficient and effective manner. Key performance Indicators against the Accountabilities / Responsibilities / Tasks: - Carry out the role of software dev ops for the OME software function - Provide user support to resolve issues with the set of application in use - Provide administration and maintenance support for the applications, ensure that updates are scheduled to minimise the adverse impact on software project teams Skills Essential - Experience in using of various scripting languages, including Python, Perl, awk and sed - Understanding of the basics of SCM, CI, problem reporting, software lifecycles, Agile methods, Static analysis, Dynamic analysis, software licensing models would all be beneficial - Configuration Management tools e.g. SVN/GIT - Static and Dynamic tests tools - Knowledge of Agile software development lifecycles - Ability to work independently as well as good teaming skills Desirable - Programming experience in one or more of the following languages is desirable: C, C++, C# - Understanding of static and dynamic software testing an advantage - Experience of mathematical modelling tools and techniques an advantage Experience: Essential Experience of Software DevOps support Experience of full Agile software lifecycle Manage self - awareness of schedule and cost Desirable Experience of software/systems development for embedded systems Experience of code generation for software is desirable. This is preferably with UML based tools or Mathworks products
A number of vacancies exist for the post of Senior Engineer (Safety) within Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP). The Senior Engineer (Safety) will be accountable to a Principal Engineer (Safety) and/or a Safety Manager (SM) for preparing and/or managing a team of professional engineers to prepare safety documentation in support of the Licence and Authorisation Conditions. The post holder must be self-motivated and adaptable, have strong interpersonal skills together with excellent literacy and numeracy skills and team and project management capability. Principal Tasks and Responsibilities: Prepare and manage the preparation of safety documentation, in accordance with agreed standards as determined by relevant Legislation, associated compliance documents and Company Guidance Manage the delivery of each Safety Case submission, ensuring delivery to time, quality and cost Identify the need for remedial action or additional technical / safety justification and agree with the Principal Engineer/SM the programme of work to be carried out Support other Safety Case authors by providing a verification service to an agreed scope or area of expertise To be able to construct/check Quantified Risk Assessment including both deterministic and probabilistic methodologies, utilising the techniques of: Hazard Identification, Fault and Event Tree Analysis, Consequence Assessment and Reliability Analysis Provide advice to the Plant/Project Manager on implementation and maintenance of safety cases and the implementation of Licence and Authorisation Conditions Provide guidance and advice to support Plant/Project Managers, Principal Engineers, SMs, Design & Safety Managers (DSMs) and the Head of Safety Engineering (HOSE) on Safety Case, Site Licence and MoD Authorisation issues, and to liaise with external bodies as appropriate. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: A degree (or equivalent) in relevant engineering or science discipline and Chartered status of an appropriate institution Relevant nuclear training, including NIC, HAZOP, FTA, HF Demonstrable experience in the Nuclear Industry and in particular in production of all categories of safety documentation The ability to understand and apply as necessary HAZID techniques, Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Assessment, Human Factors Techniques, Reliability and Consequence Assessments.
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